Congressman Allen West (R-FL) phoned in to America’s Radio News to discuss Jobs, the Economy and Solving the Debt Crisis.
The headlines are stark indeed. “Israel Readies a Pre-Emptive Strike.” Israeli Prime Minister is said to be working to persuade a reluctant members of his coalition Cabinet to go along with such a military option against Islamist Iran. The Huffington Post’s British edition reports Netanyahu saying this:
“One of those regional powers is Iran, which is continuing its efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. A nuclear Iran would constitute a grave threat to the Middle East and the entire world, and of course it is a direct and grave threat on us.” One day later, defense minister Ehud Barak, struck a similar tone.” A situation could be created in the Middle East in which Israel must defend its vital interests in an independent fashion, without necessarily having to reply on other forces, regional or otherwise,” he said.
Ehud Barak’s comments are most interesting. He was the Labor Party Prime Minister in 2000 who offered the Palestinians 97% of the territory they claimed as theirs, reserving only those limited regions thought absolutely essential to Israeli security. The Palestinians balked and commenced yet another “intifada” uprising. The leaders of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) then would rather send stone-throwing teenagers to confront armed Israeli soldiers and tanks than engage in serious negotiations for peace.
Ehud Barak could qualify as an Israeli “dove,” but he is first and foremost a soldier and an Israeli patriot. It’s not so surprising that the hawkish Benjamin Netanyahu should be talking of a military strike against Iran. When Ehud Barak joins this conversation, you know it’s serious.
This is a most serious situation. No one knows what might happen if Israel strikes the Iranian nuclear weapons research stations. What is clear is that the efforts of the Obama administration to restrain Iran over the past three years have been an utter failure.
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By Peter Paton
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ” Bibi ” Netanyahu is popularly seen by many on the right as the spiritual leader of the Republicans, due to his ultra Conservative background and very strong links to US Congressmen and Senators of many year’s standing.The former Israeli Ambassador to the UN has longstanding and deep political links to America and the GOP, and is viewed by discerning political commentators as the great unifier and leader of Israeli and American Conservatism
The dashing, handsome and highly articulate Bibi is hailed by American Conservatives as the charismatic and telegenic Jewish leader who best epitomises the political virtues and graces that define American Conservatism, and which represent the true values and dictates of the Republican Party. Bibi the Conqueror, twice Prime Minister of the State of Israel, and lauded for his incomparable oratorical skills and talents, his swashbuckling past in the elite special forces unit of the IDF Sayeret Matkal, and his strong Pennsylvanian American upbringing and Harvard education. It has not gone lost on many people, that Bibi has what it takes, to cross the Rubicon and become the 45 th President of the United States.
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